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Albany, N.Y. system tests smartphone bar codes

Bus| October 26, 2010
The bar codes, also known as quick response bar codes, redirect users to online content. The bar codes in CDTA stations connect to a Website where users can register to win an iPad.

Chicago continues 5000-series railcar testing

Rail| October 26, 2010
Being tested to determine how they perform when operating in the conditions that CTA's rail fleet is subjected to throughout the year. The prototypes must successfully complete testing on all eight rail lines before CTA will authorize the delivery of the remaining 396 rail cars.
Accessibility| October 26, 2010

Dallas to debut level boarding at all rail stations

This transition follows two-and-a-half years of construction and station closures. Special use platforms or "high blocks," which have served persons with disabilities and mobility challenges since the rail system opened in 1996, also will be removed from service, as these passengers begin utilizing the low-floor center doors in each train's center section.
Bus| October 25, 2010

San Diego MTS taps Apollo for mobile surveillance

The contract also includes Vehicle Information Management software, which will supply MTS with vehicle status reports, event logs, on-demand video clip retrieval and automated downloads of event video.
Motorcoach| October 25, 2010

MCI delivers J4500s to Dallas, Houston

In other news, MCI announced that its "MCI in Motion 2010" campaign earned a Grand Award in the American Public Transportation Association's 31st Annual AdWheel Awards competition.
Bus| October 25, 2010

Nevada agency opens new LEED-certified transit center

LEED Gold-certified facility features photovoltaic solar panels that will generate nearly 50 percent of its electricity. RTC received $5.5 million in stimulus funding for its construction.
Motorcoach| October 25, 2010

GHG emission standards for buses, trucks unveiled

Projected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by nearly 250 million metric tons and save 500 million barrels of oil over the lives of the vehicles produced within the program's first five years.
Motorcoach| October 25, 2010

Peter Pan, DATTCO purchase Double A Charter assets

About 50 employees from Peter Pan's East Hartford hub are being moved to the Rocky Hill location.Over the next few months, an additional 25 employees from the Milford site and other Peter Pan hubs will begin work in Rocky Hill.
Rail| October 25, 2010

Alstom, Bombardier consortium to supply STM

The contract is estimated at approximately $1.2 billion. Bombardier's share is estimated at $725 million and Alstom's share is estimated at $482 million. The contract will enter into force, and the final price fixed using the applicable exchange rate, when the usual steps of funding approval will be completed.
Motorcoach| October 25, 2010

ABA, SSS announce member discount program

SSS offers secure data systems, compliance reporting and tracking tools, video and online training, a CSA 2010 tracking & analysis kit, educational tips, drug and alcohol testing services and other easy-to-use time-savers that cut overhead costs.

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